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Prof. Haruo Shirane

Chair of East Asian Languages and Cultures

Columbia University

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New York, New York 10032

United States

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English literature and Oriental Studies

Columbia University


Japanese literature

University of Michigan


Japanese literature

Columbia University

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Amann’s views were substantially challenged only in the late 1990’s with the publication of Haruo Shirane’s book (see below).

Haruo Shirane, a professor of Japanese litera-ture at Columbia University, contributed what is perhaps the deepest and most thorough examination of Bashô and his relationship to Japanese culture and lit-erature in his 1998 monograph, Traces of Dreams: Landscape, Cultural Memory, and the Poetry of Bashô . Shirane’s book was also the most forceful statement to date that Bashô was far less influenced by Zen than had generally been believed by American haikuists.

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Haruo Shirane

Haruo Shirane, Shincho Professor of Japanese Literature and Culture and chair of the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Columbia University, is the author and editor of over 20 books, most recently, Japan and the Culture of the Four Seasons (2012) and Reading the Tale of Genji: Sources for the First Millennium (2015).

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